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14:46, 21 OCT 2015
Green light for 'Southern gateway' plans for Macclesfield
Phase one of the South Macclesfield Development Area plans includes 220 new homes and an 80,000 sq ft supermarket.
Back to drawing board after damning report on council homes plan
Government planning inspector warns Cheshire East its Local Plan will fail without major changes.
Legion calls for rethink over £10,000 repairs grant
Parish council refuses money that could save club
Extra time for Local Plan
Cheshire East has launched the consultation on the plan which sets out development until 2030, despite government planning minister Nick Boles saying it’s flawed.
‘Raid on green space’ as Handforth 175 home plan approved
Jones Homes has been given the green light to develop on land south of Coppice Way.
250 jobs set for Next superstore at Handforth Dean
Plans for the store at Handforth Dean include a conservatory, garden centre, coffee shop and parking.
Water tank is blight on my garden
Julian Barlow, who lives on Sefton Drive, says the tank, which was installed by Wilmslow Garden Centre, ruins the amenity of his back garden.
Plan for homes on green belt site
New homes could be built on the disused site of a former stately home in the green belt under new plans.
Care village gets go-ahead
Planning inspectors overturned a decision by Cheshire East council to refuse the planning permission for the development off Coppice way in Handforth.
Sad farewell to ‘landmark tree’ in Handforth
Handforth residents are mourning the loss of a landmark tree. They contacted the Express after seeing contractors chop down the decades-old horse chestnut tree at The Paddock.
‘Making us pay for CCTV is a stealth tax’
Concern is building over council plans to ask parishes to pay for crime-busting CCTV or risk losing it.
Handforth villagers are urged to have say on homes scheme
Handforth is rising up against plans to build hundreds of homes on its green belt.
Residents say they've been dumped on with new town plans near A34 Handforth bypass
A new ‘mini town’ is proposed for council-owned green belt land at Handforth.
Tragedy as Handforth great gran is killed in bike horror
A great-grandmother who cycled every day to visit her husband’s grave has been killed while out on her bike.
Anger as town hall runs out of railcards for senior citizens
Senior citizens in Handforth and Wilmslow have been waiting weeks to renew their discount railcards because Cheshire East Council has apparently not replenished its stocks.
Move to protect green belt from housing
Parish councillors have vowed to do all they can to stop huge swathes of Handforth green belt being sold to housing developers.
Ours isn’t to reason why, ours is to just stump up for the bill
At last we can lay all the rumours to rest – Erika Wenzel, Cheshire East’s chief executive, is on sick leave and could be off work ‘a long time.’
Gypsy home is coming to land near you
The council is under pressure to build more permanent gypsy sites in the area – and they could be coming to land near you.
Councillors plea to Cheshire East: ‘Don’t plan homes on our green belt’
Councillors are fighting to stop big housing developments being built in and around Handforth – and are urging residents to do the same.
Council work on trees is act of ‘vandalism’
Residents are mourning the loss of lush weeping willows which they say have been hacked beyond recognition by council tree surgeons.
Now let’s sit back and watch the fireworks...
So, now the dust has settled what did you make of the election? The AV campaign never really got started did it? Voters either didn’t know what it was or didn’t care. It certainly wasn’t inspiring. I suspect a referendum on how much power we cede to Brussels would generate some real fervour.
Vote 2011: Conservatives keep grip on Cheshire East, Lib Dems suffer losses
The Conservatives still rule the corridors of power, but the 2011 council elections also threw up their fair share of shocks.
Candidate profiles - Handforth ward
Candidate profiles for Handforth ward
£130 charge is ‘insult’
Furious Handforth residents have been told they will pay about £130 more a year than people in Wilmslow and Styal to fund their new parish council.